This third guide in the Midwifery Essentials series covers midwifery care during Labour, covering: early assessment and admission in labour, the first stage of labour, non-pharmacological methods of coping with labour, using water in labour, pharmacological methods of pain relief, induced or accelerated labour, second stage of labour, third stage of labour,caesarean birth, and perineal repair.
This is one of a series of Midwifery Essentials guides (Basics, Antenatal, Labour, Postnatal, Infant Feeding) which provide students with the essential information needed for best practice at all stages of pregnancy and birth. The series started from the popular Midwifery Basics articles in The Practising Midwife, and are written by senior midwifery lecturers. The guides are user-friendly and include activities, scenarios, diagrams, further resources, and information tables eg basic procedures and drug schedules.
England 2nd edition June 2017